Category Archives: service dogs

Kids Give Big

Sometimes Canine Companions’ greatest supporters are also the youngest. Our Northwest Training Center recently received four donations totaling over $7,000 from some very generous kids! Read on to find out more about these impressive young ambassadors for our mission. Good … Continue reading

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“Canine Companions has become like a huge extended family…”

At Canine Companions for Independence, our supporters not only support our mission, they support one another! Earlier this month, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity from Grand Valley State University in Michigan hosted the 5Kanine to benefit Canine Companions. Of course … Continue reading

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Our Last Month with the E Litter

For the last year and a half, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing the progress of the E Litter. You’ve read about how they are growing, who they are meeting, which commands they are learning and what steps they are … Continue reading

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Qualities for a Quality Match

As the day approaches when the E Litter puppies will be brought to their nearest Canine Companions training center for professional training, it’s on our minds about the people they might be matched with. There are many things to think … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera and…Action!

This past December, our Northwest Training Center was full of lights, camera and action as Canine Companions for Independence’s promotional partner, Mattress Discounters, filmed a series of four commercials for their Good Deed Dog charity efforts.  Staff, graduates and their … Continue reading

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Making Friends with the E Litter

The E Litter is one charming group of pups! They give a smile and a tail wag whenever they get to meet someone new. Why are they so comfortable meeting new people? Because for the last 16 months, they have been … Continue reading

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Canine Companions selected for Cooper’s UX Boot Camp

Canine Companions is thrilled to announce we’ve been selected to work with the creative senior staff team of Cooper and the November class of their UX Boot Camp. Great design, just like a great assistance dog, takes effort, finesse, knowledge, … Continue reading

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Building Blocks for Independence

Independence for children with disabilities is about teaching life skills and building a foundation for life long independence. As a leader in training assistance dogs, we’re developing creative ways for our assistance dogs to transform the lives of children with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the E Litter

This past Saturday, the E Litter celebrated their first birthday – what a joy! Special doggie treats, party hats, trips to the beach, and tosses with a favorite toy were just some of the ways their volunteer puppy raisers celebrated … Continue reading

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“She’s not just Rob’s Hero Dog, she is our Hero Dog”

In 2008, our son Rob was in a car accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for five weeks and in various hospitals for months. When we brought him home there was so much … Continue reading

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